Important!! Volunteering will be effective from February 1, 2024
Volunteers are always welcome to come and help us care for our 4-legged babies
We only accept volunteers for a minimum stay of 2 weeks. The idea behind this limitation has to do with the well-being of our horses since it is essential that they can trust and bond with their caregiver. Additionally, real, solid love and passion for animals and horses is required from any applicant. All of our babies have been rescued and as such have all had quite traumatic experiences before. They are our number one priority and we only want the best for them, in terms of love, care and training. When it comes to personality, remember that our work is equally made up of human and equine interactions. As such, it helps to have a sweet and outgoing personality, so we can care for both our horses and our guests.
Working as a volunteer
In our opinion, all of the volunteer's work and attention should revolve around the horses and their well-being. Each volunteer can learn more about communication with horses and NATURAL HORSE RIDING. We have professionals working full time to ensure the stables are kept clean and we do not need volunteers to take on these tasks. What we need most are passionate horse lovers to help us in our daily work with babies and in the tours we offer to clients visiting the Caribbean coasts.
Recommendations on things to take with you
Transportation from San José to the ranch. You basically have 2 options
A shared shuttle service from the airport to Puerto Viejo that will cost around $55US (departs at 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.)
The public bus, $10 per person, leaves from the bus terminal. You will have to take a taxi or a bus from the airport to the bus terminal.